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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[India — Original Watercolors] — Lieut. J. F. Irwin
AN JOURNAL ACCOUNT WITH 36 ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS AND PEN AND INK DRAWINGS. KASHMIR: CA. 1875-1876
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[India — Original Watercolors] — Lieut. J. F. Irwin
AN JOURNAL ACCOUNT WITH 36 ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS AND PEN AND INK DRAWINGS. KASHMIR: CA. 1875-1876
Estimate
2,5003,500
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[India — Original Watercolors] — Lieut. J. F. Irwin
AN JOURNAL ACCOUNT WITH 36 ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS AND PEN AND INK DRAWINGS. KASHMIR: CA. 1875-1876
Oblong 8vo (4 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.; 115 x  185mm). 41pp. manuscript diary in ink and pencil, 36 original watercolors, pencil, pen and ink drawings by J. F. Irwin, many with pencil and ink captions, pencil and ink panorama in pocket; one or two stray spots, minor fingersoiling. Original full black leather, bound by Henry Penny's, with metal clasp, covers ruled in blind, edged marbled, decorative endpapers; overall rubbed, with some loss to leather. 
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Literature

Belknap, 'From a Photograph: Authenticity, Science and the Periodical Press, 1870-1890' 45

Catalogue Note

Original manuscript of a shooting trip to Kashmir, with 36 ink, pencil, and watercolor drawings

Lieut. J. F. Irwin (59th Regiment, from RMC Sandhurst 1866) contributed illustrations to 'The Graphic', a British periodical that emphasized the presence of sketch and photographic images in an effort to convey the realities of Britain's military interests abroad. A volume of Irwin's sketches forms a part of the collection of the National Army Museum, London. 

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